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Media Relations Intern / Pro Sports


Eau Claire Express


The Northwoods League is comprised of teams of the top college players from across North America. Each team is operated similar to a professional minor league team, providing development opportunities to players, front office staff members, interns and coaches. The Express are operated similarly to other Northwoods League teams in that their players use wooden bats, experience long road trips and overnight stays and play nightly in front of thousands of fans. The Eau Claire Express play at Carson Park located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

About the Position:

The Media Relations intern serves as the official scorer at all Express home games at Carson Park. The position writes all website content during the season including game recaps, feature stories and statistical updates. The intern will update the online Virtual Media Guide & Game-Day Program after each game and upload to the Express website. Other experience will include designing of program ads and and learning all aspects of what goes into the day-to-day operation of a baseball team during the season. Additional details of what is incorporated in the one internship position in this department are below. This position will begin mid May and run through the Express season until mid August of 2017.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

-Official statistics at all Express home games
-Set up and run scoring software
-Virtual Media Guide & Game-day program for all Express home games
-Provide ideas in improvements to program template
-Update rosters, statistics and other content for each game
-Upload program to Express website and promote on social media pages
-Message display board
-Update rosters and promos prior to each home game
-Create pregame information slides prior to the season
-Express website
-Write recap after each Express game
-Communicate with marketing interns regarding upcoming giveaways and promote in recap stories
-Roster Changes
-Add to / remove from roster
-Write web story on all roster additions
-Update Express team and individual records throughout season
-Conduct weekly interview with Express player/coach and post to site and for use in Virtual Media Guide & Game-day Program
-Assist with updates to promotions and apparel pages
-Post NWL press releases to website
-Make any necessary changes in layout and design
-Communicate all upcoming promotions to TV, newspaper and radio outlets via press release
-Write all Express press releases
-Assist with pre-season media day if directed
-Work with photography intern on production of all Express trading cards and ensure deadlines are met
-Setup of stats program
-Enter all rosters
-Enter all games
-Run reports
-Get Express player headshots from photography intern to send to NWL

Qualifications:

-Knowledge of baseball rules and scoring software preferred
-Journalism or Communications major preferred but not required
-Strong written and verbal communication skills
-Developed interpersonal skills
-Ability to work well under pressure
-Self-motivated individual with ability to multi-task
-Ability and willingness to work long hours, including nights, weekends and holidays during the season
-Experience in Microsoft Office and Adobe InDesign/Photoshop preferred


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